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Jura 1966 Samaroli Natural Strength Sherry Wood

Lot: 6132235

Jura 1966 Samaroli Natural Strength Sherry Wood

Winning Bid: £4,744
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 25 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Jura
Vintage: 
1966
Region: 
Island
Bottler: 
R.W. Duthie for Samaroli
Cask Type: 
sherry wood
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Jura 1966 Samaroli Natural Strength Sherry Wood

The Isle of Jura is one of the most isolated in the Hebridean archipelago, and by all logical accounts an unusual place to build a distillery. However, the historic site was re-opened in the 1960s, in part to provide jobs to what was a declining population at the time. The rebuilding of the distillery was backed by blenders Charles Mackinlay & Co, so like Bruichladdich, despite the island being covered in peat, it produced an un-peated spirit to meet the needs of their blends. This continued into the 1990s when Whyte & Mackay became its owners, although they did eventually introduce some peated malt to their distilling, launching the Jura Superstition in 2003.

A 1966 vintage Jura, bottled by R.W. Duthie for Silvano Samaroli in 1986.

Samaroli is perhaps Italy's most revered independent bottler of Scotch whisky. With an impeccable taste in single cask whiskies, and an eye for aesthetics (if not English spelling at times!), he is regarded by many as a visionary. Many of his bottles now occupy deserved sports on the pantheon of whisky greats.

This and its non-sherried counterpart are described by whisky collector and writer, Emmanuel Dron, as the "yin and yang of Isle of Jura 1966." Both were drawn from single casks, but a mistake by Silvano means both are labelled as being from the same cask number #1943, which cannot be true. It is not known which is correct.

One of 180 bottles.

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